Baku. 5 May. REPORT.AZ/ On his visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations of Azerbaijan, Mubariz Gurbanli met with the country's Deputy Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Rahmipur. Report was told by the press service of the State Committee.
M.Gurbanli said that President Ilham Aliyev's official visit to Iran last year opened up broad opportunities to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in all fields between the two countries. Speaking about his meetings during the visit, M.Gurbanli stressed the importance of further development of cooperation in the field of religion between Azerbaijan and Iran, taking into account the geopolitical situation in the region.
I.Rahmipur said that Iran is always ready to cooperate with Azerbaijan in the field of religion and noted that Tehran is taking steps to prevent the intensification of radical religious groups. Speaking about the Azerbaijani-Iranian relations, the Deputy Minister said that there is no any problem between the two countries that cannot be the solved: "Azerbaijanis living in Iran are actively involved in social and political life of society. There are many Azerbaijanis working in high government positions. Some forces are trying to seek their benefits by harming friendly relations between the two countries. However, they will not be able to achieve it. The proximity of the wisdom of the two state leaders and the relation between nations will not allow it."
The Deputy Minister noted that Iran recognizes Azerbaijan's territorial integrity, sovereignty and treats with respect.
"We don't have any problem with Azerbaijan can not be solved" he added.
During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on issues about Azerbaijani students studying in Iran and other issues of mutual interest.
The meeting was attended by Azerbaijani Ambassador to Iran Javanshir Akhundov.